After over a week of not having any baseball, the Phillies finally got back into action on Monday against the powerful New York Yankees. The Phillies got off to a slow start with their season reopener, dropping the first game of the series, 6-3. To follow that dreadful game up, the Phillies had dual-aces Zack […]Read more "Phillies bullpen looking to find an even-keel against Braves"
For the first time in what felt like forever, we had REAL Phillies baseball yesterday. Roughly 120 days removed from their scheduled season opener, the Phillies made their season debut against the Miami Marlins. Usually, teams all across the MLB would be knee-deep in trade rumors as teams looked to shore up any weaknesses for […]Read more "Biggest Takeaways from Phillies Opening Day"
When the owners and players’ association agreed on a 60-game season, there were no expanded players. Here, on the first day of the season, the association and MLB have agreed to a whole new playoff format. Instead of 10 teams, there will now be 16. Just for this season, over half of MLB’s 30 teams […]Read more "What MLB playoff expansion means for the Phillies"
This year’s MLB season will be unlike any other year. With the shortened 60 game season, the landscape of baseball has shifted from the marathon that we know to a 100-meter sprint. Each game will carry more weight and teams cannot afford to have a slow start. While for the most part, I do not […]Read more "PSN Picks The MLB Season: Sean’s Picks"
One of the most exciting all-star events in all of sports, the Home Run Derby is one of the plainest displays of pure human strength around.The rules of engagement are simple, eight (usually behemoth) men compete in a batting practice-styled home run tournament to see which baseball goliath is able to crank out the most […]Read more "Who would win an all-Phillies Home Run Derby? Meet the contestants"
It happens all the time. A random Phillies player pops from the recesses of our mind. We can’t always remember why. Most of the time it’s because of that player having a good season or a memorable moment. Let’s allow those players to spring forth from our brains and look at some of the more […]Read more "Who are the most underrated Phillies in recent memory?"
Joe Girardi dropped a minor bombshell on Friday, revealing that Andrew McCutchen will not be ready for opening day. As Dean Martin once said, “Ain’t that a kick in the head?”. Everyone was expecting the 2013 NL MVP to be back in time for opening day. McCutchen won’t be reading until further into April. That […]Read more "The Phillies suddenly have a left field competition"
After being relatively quiet for the better part of the offseason, the Phillies front office has been busy over the last few days, signing a slew of veteran relievers to minor league contracts. Following the deals, longtime hurlers Drew Storen, Bud Norris, and Francisco Liriano will all report to the Phils’ Spring Training camp, where […]Read more "Phillies Hoping to Extract Value With Low-Risk Signings"
Massive spending was the hallmark of the Phillies’ offseason a year ago. En-route to acquiring David Robertson, Andrew McCutchen, Jean Segura, J.T Realmuto, and Bryce Harper, the team shelled out a whopping $403M. Typical of the affluent Phillies, the team continued to spend the big bucks this winter, conferring $132M to land Didi Gregorius and […]Read more "Follow the Money: Phillies Payroll Suggests One More Season in the Wings"
A couple of weeks ago, MLB.com ran separate pieces discussing who each team’s “Cult Hero” was. MLB.com’s Phillies writer Todd Zolecki put forth Chris Coste as the team’s all-time cult hero. Zolecki’s choice is completely warranted. It’s not every day that you see a 33-year-old rookie catcher in baseball. Coste would go on to hit […]Read more "Phillies’ ‘Bamboo’ Brad Miller deserves cult hero status"